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Grateful Dead Live at Buckeye Lake Music Center on 1993-06-11

Topics Matrix, Soundboard

Set 1

Jack Straw
Foolish Heart ->
The Same Thing
Lazy River Road
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues ->
When I Paint My Masterpiece
So Many Roads
The Promised Land

Set 2

Eyes Of The World
Playing In The Band ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Corrina ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Wheel ->
All Along The Watchtower ->
Black Peter ->
Sugar Magnolia

Brokedown Palace

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Buckeye Lake Music Center
Location Hebron, OH

Source 3-Source SBD/AUD Matrix: SBD: shnid=34399, AUD 1: shnid=34163, and AUD 2: shnid=3192 see info files for details


Source Info

SBD: shnid=34399 (seamless fix of shn id 19217)
Soundboard->DAT Master->Sonic Solutions->CD->EAC->SHN
CD seed provided by David Gans, EAC and SHN by Joe Samaritano 8/31/2003

AUD 1: shnid=34163
FOB DFC Digital Audience Recording (a **GEMS** production
Schoeps CMC32 (8' Split Omni's) -> Oade Power Supply -> Panasonic sv255 - 7' Stand
DAT Master - Recorded by Todd Evans, Adam Gross and Bill Pobega
DAT Master > TASCAM DA-20 > M-Audio FireWire solo > Soundforge 8.0 wav
Tracked w CDWav ->verified SBEOK shntool-2.0.3 -> Soundforge 8.0 48/44.1 conversion -> FlacFrontend(level8)
WAVS made from these FLACS re-verified SBEOK with shntool-2.0.3
tracking and flacing by **__**

AUD 2: shnid=3192
AKG 451 hypercardioid (90 deg XY)>TCD-D3>Dio2448>CE2k(48>44.1)>WAV>SHN
sbe's fixed using shntool


Multitrack Mixdown Settings

Stereo Matrix
SBD: no level adjustment necessary
AUD 1: -12db
AUD 2: -9db


Tech Notes

SHNs/FLACs decoded to WAV using Trader's Little Helper. Cakewalk Home Studio 2004 was used to align & sync all of the sources. CHS 2004 was used for mixdown and track separation. TLH was used to convert each track back to FLAC. TLH was used to fix all SBEs. Artwork designed by OctopusRider using MediaFACE 5.0.

Original Sources SHNs/FLACs > WAV > CHS 2004 > WAV > FLAC(8)



3-Source Stereo Matrix by OctopusRider December 2008. The FOB source was the most complete of the 3 sources. It had a lot of extra crowd noise before the sets and during the encore break, which I left in tact. The SBD had a lot of cuts in between tracks. Virtually all crowd noise between sets and tracks were cut from the SBD source. This is probably because very little audience was audible on the SBD source. If not burned to CD, Drums > Space is seamless.

The SBD sounds clean but has zero venue ambience, little bass punch and very dry vocals. When aligned the FOB improved all of these but in order to keep the rowdy crowd noise down I had to reduce the db level on this considerably. In doing that the venue ambience was reduced and it once again sounded like it was recorded in a small venue. This is where the AKG source comes in. The AKG sounds distant but clear and the crowd noise is considerably lower than the FOB. The volume was the lowest on the AKG so it did not need to be lowered as much as the FOB.

The results are a big improvement for this show. It now sounds like it was recorded at Buckeye Lake but it still has the crispness of a clean SBD.


Reviewer: sugareesupreme - - June 12, 2013
Subject: Quality sound, crisp show
I concur with the five star reviews which predominate for this recording. It's a quality sounding show - I'm not an audiophile, but this features nicely balanced sound with plenty of Phil, Vince and Mick and Bill to go along with Jerry and Bob. It's a quality performance, too with Jerry quite sharp - plenty of inflection, tone, originality and heart. I saw two of the Sting shows in Vegas and two in NJ, I don't remember the Dead sounding this good at any of them! Love ya' Jerry, Keith, Brent and Vince and Merle - saw 'em all, Jerry sure connected with his keyboard players.
Reviewer: The Dirty Mac - - June 12, 2013
Subject: I guess I never Really "Came Down"- Buckeye Lake 6/11/93
Carve you name in ice and my wind, my friend...

Shit, what stoned-out teenager in 1993, just closed up their freshman year of suburban Cleveland high school, would ever have thought they'd be writing a review some twenty years later about their first Grateful Dead show?

Well, for the social archeologists who may one unearth this little nugget, puff on this:

#1- it was a beautiful, sunshine, hot, hot Midwest summer day. Sunlight so crisp and clean you saw all the dandelion seeds hanging suspended, not a wrinkle on a single face, no matter how old, just beauty, you know?

#2- Buckeye Lake (show site) was everything you could ever romanticize what a rural, hippie outdoor festival/show site could ever be. Giant meadows and farmland for fifty miles in every direction. Ponds. Lakes. Corn. Fireflies. Green grasses.

#3- there is something like 1,000 colleges and about 10,000 high schools within 200 miles of Buckeye Lake. And June 11, the day or so after school let out, found somewhere upwards of 100,000 people at the venue. Everyone feeling good, ready to party.

#4- Purple Dragon LSD. Blue Shield LSD. Sugar cubes, liquid, whatever. Never seen so much psychedelics at one place- Heads were literally giving away ten strips in the lot. Everyone was flying, seriously. Like realistically, probably at least 1/2 the folks were flying. That's 50,000 people. In the middle of nowhere, cornfields. Ohio. Just playin' in the band.

#5- Nobody left. Long, long after the show had ended, I have a solid, vivid memory of climbing a tall hill that overlooked the vast dark fields of grass parking lots. I could see headlights, campfires, bonfires, disco lights, fire sticks, police lights, ambulance lights and a thousand car stereos howling. I have never before or since seen such utter chaos. On top of that hill there was on old man, wrapped in a dirty Navajo blanket. He was smoking a spliff the size of a cigar. I forget the features of his face. With a broad sweeping gesture, he pointed out to the parking lot below and there were cars and buses and motorcycles all running in circles. From our vantage we saw clearly there was no way out. The old man started laughing. I started laughing. We were laughing so hard we doubled over and fell on the ground, sobbing at the insanity of it all. It's the only time in my life I've ever thrown up from laughing too hard.

#6- Two days later, I had to go home. I was still tripping so hard I had to tell my parents that I got "dosed." My mom nodded like she didn't believe me. I told her that I didn't think I'd ever come down and that I thought I should see a doctor. She told me that if she took me to the hospital, they'd shoot me full of Thorazine and then cause a lot of trouble. I didn't go (thanks Mom!!) but finally went to bed, slept for 24 hours straight, woke up, and found out that I was the eyes of the world...

#7- Twenty years later I'm listening to this show in my living room in California. My wife and daughter have gone to visit the grandmother and this is a rare occasion I have the house and house stereo to myself.

Overall, great show for 1993. Could easily be 1990 spring tour material, with the grace they all played with. Unfortunately, I don't remember much. What I remember I just talked about. What I remember is this:

"there comes a redeemer and he slowly too fades away/
they follow his wagon, behind him loaded with clay/
the seeds that were silent all burst into bloom and decay/
the light comes so quiet, it's close on the heels of the day/"

And that's it, really. I saw another sixteen shows in the next two years, but the Dead opened the door, the treasure chest, that night.

I distinctly remember "Eyes" because that's when it all struck, all the chemicals, open of set II, being a kid surrounded buy tens of thousands dosing people while the music played the band.

I guess I've never really come down. And that's ok. I'm good with it.

"Sometime we live no particular way but our own..."
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - June 11, 2013
Subject: --
TWENTY years ago today, man, oh know, when Jerry died time, in some odd, private way, stopped to a degree. 1993 is still "newer music" to me. Maybe only other 'heads get that feeling, I dunno...

Set 1 - can't complain one bit. Never been one to praise a set due to song choices, but this is fine, fine material - check Phil's "what it is I dropped" line in TTBlues, and Jerry really does well with some of his relatively newer songs. Lazy River Road is so damned *good* when they dial it in right!

Set 2 - again, this thing is right there. Eyes - just can't go wrong, bongos a-blazin', although Mickey and Billy sometimes sound dangerously out of sync at some point or another....Playin' - short but oh-so-sweet. And you know, I like Corrina - listen to the real eyebrow-raising jam this tune springboards into.

D>S earns its place on the setlist tonight, and the sheer effortless drive of the set's back half makes you wonder what else lurks in the murky corners of '93. Watchtower simply blazes.
Reviewer: walstib77 - - April 5, 2011
Subject: How can I not...
...give this five stars? This was an AMAZING day in my life, a total Synchronicity, and ironically, Sting opened the show.

Ten years I struggled working odd jobs, playing live music, and going to classes to work my way through The Ohio State University. And on June 11, 1993, I graduated in Ohio Stadium. My girlfriend and I had dinner afterwards with the folks, and mom handed me two bottles of Dom and plastic champagne flutes to take to Buckeye Lake for a Sting and the Dead. I had seen scores of shows by this time, Spring Breaking with the Dead and hitting the road in summer, mail-ordering perhaps just a little too much of my student loans to pull it off... and today, no regrets.

I could review the show, but it's all here. When I hear Phil chugging hard through Sugar Magnolia, I can SMELL that characteristic scent of humanity and bliss that only wafted through huge outdoor rural shows like this one. Buckeye Lake was vastly underrated as a venue, and I am thrilled to have seen all the shows there.

Despite my bias due to the incredible events of the day for me personally, I contend this stands as one of the best shows of the post-Brent era, both musically and as a party. Late model Dead chugging along nicely. Thanks, guys. I had a graduation party with 200,000 of my closest friends, and the band did not disappoint. A tear wells in my eye...
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - - March 19, 2011
Subject: Better than I remebered
Not that I remembered it as a bad show. In fact I enjoyed this a lot better than the 2 previous shows at the Palace. Buckeye was a fun venue as well but I haven't been back there since this evening in June '93.
What I do remember is screaming at the top of my lungs when Phil busted out Tom Thumb and the great Eyes second set opener. Listening now, it's a stronger overall show than I remembered. Bobby's a bit strained on the Sugar Mag closer but the shows actually a pretty decent listen. Beautiful Brokedown encore as well.
Reviewer: Jeff Knorek from Nova Scotia - - April 12, 2010
Subject: You won't believe this, but...
the soundcheck was much better then the show...and that's no bullshit...we parked behind the Shell Station (now BP, I believe) which was on the same side of Rt 13 as the venue...they provided sufficient port-a-johns and such for double $$ what the sacntioned parking-lot cost, and it was a cool scene all around (in part because it comprised of Heads who understood what a premium service at a premium price actually involves, rather than trying to skate away by doing everything on the cheap)...and for this we had the privlige of hearing the sound check, which managed to blow the show right out of the water; so much so that I dismissed the show outright once the show itself was was over...and after 17 years this is my first effort of actually listening to a recording of the is a solid recording of an average show from a tour that had hours of tedium punctuated by moments of brilliance

I totally appreciate the effort that went into the making of the Matrix presentation, and perhaps if I hadn't heard that sound check I would not have walked in to the venue with my highly elevated expectations (folks, that sound check so totally ROCKED) I'd perhaps ave a kinder memory of the show my advice is this show and make up your own mind because, regardless of my memory and expectations, it's not nearly as bad as I make it out to be, and this recording Rules with an Iron it outdoors, really loud.

I give this a five-star rating because of the excellent presentation and the moments of brilliance....roll a big fat joint, pour a long tall beer, and enjoy this show.
Reviewer: )€-\) H€-\) - - August 8, 2009
Subject: If you like this one, wait till you dig deeper....
When I first Found this site, I was up for 2 days streaming,, downloading and hallucinating (from lack of sleep). Now I use this site in moderation, finding the most beautiful stuff I never thought possible 20 years ago, in terms of access. We have it good. I am happy for those that find that show that makes you give seven stars, If you're an old time here, I'm still happy you can still find them! rock on Brothers and Sisters. This is a nice 90's show, always like a Foolish Heart. That song just fits Jerry IMO. He always had a fresh chick... The matrix gives you the best of both AUD/SBD
Reviewer: DarkStar1972 - - August 5, 2009
Subject: !!!!
Best sounding show on the site
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